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How can I find all the advertisements in Stack Overflow?

Stack Overflow users know that the site shows advertisements occasionally. I can remember in a blurred way that perhaps there is a place at the Stack Overflow site that shows in one place all the ...
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Showing question with active Bounty: what it means? [duplicate]

I'm looking for question with active bounty. What does bounty means and how does a question become the questions with active bounty?
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Question is available, but the answer and its comments are not visible [closed]

Yesterday I asked a question and someone had replied as comments. More than 10 or 11 comments are shared with me and the one who helped me to solve my question. But today I am not able to view the ...
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Talk in Stack Overflow chat [closed]

I am getting an error when I try to join the chat, https://chat.stackoverflow.com/: Oops! Something Bad Happened! We apologize for any inconvenience, but an unexpected error occurred while you were ...
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Stackoverflow users mislead rules [migrated]

A StackOverflow question that I answered. I answered with question here is a link that contains information that you want. In first sight, you can though, hey you just throw a random link but this is ...
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Greatest Hits definition text should be more visible on all sites where dark mode is enabled

Similar to this post, the text: On the /questions/greatest-hits page for RU SO, ES SO, and PT SO in Dark Mode is too faint, too silvery. I'd like that to be changed to something like: Or (credit to ...
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Where is the documentation for MarkdownSharp?

I want to use the same functionality on my website as Stack Overflow / Stack Exchange uses with the text editor (in which I am currently typing). I have seen and downloaded MarkdownSharp, because ...
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Preserve indent across lines in the editor

One of the limitations of the text editor is encountered when working with text that includes indentation. For instance, if I type in 4 spaces to start a new level of indent, I have to type in 4 ...
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How do I share the contents of a file on stack exchange without taking up too much screen real estate?

How do I post the contents of a file on stackoverflow.com without overwhelming readers with a "wall of text"? I know what a minimal reproducible example is. I will provide the shortest file ...
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Are questions that have answers on other websites OK on Stack Overflow? [closed]

Following a comment I received on this: Are questions that have answers on other websites OK on Stack Overflow? For example, questions that have answers on the Pytorch forums, such as this one. ...
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Hats are coming off from profile picture [duplicate]

I am seeing a post and someone suddenly edited it and his hat come off and after some time entire picture is gone. Link to the question: How to return every kth element of output file in input file?
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Stack Exchange API, access token request

I've done the OAuth process with Stack Exchange and I have my access token. I'm trying to perform this request https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/me-posts#order=desc&sort=activity&filter=...
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Old Stack Overflow icon is still using in the Twitter tweet's GIF

As part of the #StackOverflowKnows there is a tweet about Security SE from the Stack Overflow Twitter account, in that there is a GIF file added. But the GIF using the old Stack Overflow icon only. ...
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Stack Overflow login problem - I can't log in!

So I'm having a problem where I'm not able to log in to Stack Overflow. As all Stack Overflow (SO) users will know, there are four ways to log in to SO. One is to sign in using Google, the second is ...
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Is it good to provide a GitHub link to whole source code rather than a snippet in question? [closed]

I am facing a problem in my code. But I am completely unaware of what part of the code is causing the problem. I can explain in details about what problems I am facing, but not what might be causing ...
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Can’t access Stack Exchange sites

I can’t access sites in the Stack Exchange network like serverfault.com, stackoverflow.com, and superuser.com from my home network. I can access these sites from my mobile so I wondered whether my ...
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Should the question be closed if it has been answered in another thread of some website?

The question which has been answered in some other website should be marked closed in Stack Overflow? It can help to find active questions and reduce time to investigate duplicate questions with other ...
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How can I find out the name of user who has asked the most questions on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I would like to know who has asked the most number of questions and how many they asked.
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Inconsistencies in rejected edits count

I wanted to see all of my rejected edits in stack overflow. After looking at the post How can I see all my rejected edits?, I saw I have 8 rejected edits (user id 2359227 here): However, when looking ...
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My Stack Overflow account seems to be hacked

I opened my Stack Overflow account after almost 18 days today. I didn't bounty on this question, and what next should I do for security concerns? How can I revoke my points?
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Can Moderators review more posts than the daily limit? [duplicate]

Can moderators review unlimited posts in a single review queue within a day? I saw one moderator review more than 400 yesterday in Stack Overflow first posts review queue. Today also he's reviewed ...
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Found a bad link on one of your pages [closed]

This page has a bad scam on it. Clicking Answer One "this page" will lock your computer: How to customize bootstrap switch color
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Why is Stack Overflow's popularity decreasing? [closed]

I wrote the following query on data.stackexchange.com. It returned some astonishing results. https://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/1273685/stackoverflow-average-votes-vs-viewed-count ...
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Is there any cap to how much a user can upvote another user on SO?

I recently checked the daily reputation gain of some of the more well established users on SO simply out of curiosity. Then I noticed this a user had lost 1100 reputation during a single day and when ...
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Should I delete my answer if it later turns out to only solve one aspect of the problem

If someone has a question with a piece of code and I "answer" by pointing out one problem with the code. Later it turns out that there is a second problem with the code -- which i cannot ...
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Duplicate results when i am searching tags on SO [closed]

I have tried to search 2 tags(PostgreSQL, Mysql) on Stackover Flow. But search results are showing every question 2 times like below image. Whether its a bug? It should not behave like this.
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Similar question suggestion list overwrite issue [duplicate]

When posting a new question in StackOverflow, it shows similar questions. As one keeps on writing, list changes but they overlap with one another. This happens when you scroll down a bit when the new ...
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Why is the “say thanks for this answer” feature only available on Stack Overflow?

We noticed that in last days the appearance of a useless feature "say thanks for this answer" ONLY on Stack Overflow. I do believe that it shouldn't be available even in SO, but for ...
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Why is a stackoverflow.com/a/{answer-id} generated by Google not working when passed to the Stack Exchange API?

I am writing a crawler that takes a URL from a Google search, for example https://www.google.com/search?q=site:www.stackoverflow.com+for+loop+python and use it to fetch data from Stack Overflow using ...
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Yellow highlighted text in Stack Overflow [closed]

When I went to this question some of the text was highlighted in yellow. Is there something wrong with this?
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Where can I find statistics about deleted questions related to Stack Overflow? [closed]

For my research, I need statistics on deletions between July 1 2013 and March 4 2019 related to Stack Overflow questions. Since the repositories do not contain deleted questions and this data is not ...
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Why I don't have any review queues? [duplicate]

I have 700 reputation in StackOverflow right now. Once I've reached 500 rep I've got an opportunity to review first posts and do the triage. But now for some reason I can't do that. The inscription "...
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What post query does Stack Overflow fire to get a question's details with answers, tags, votes, etc.?

As I was reading to get a question or post below, a query may be fired by Stack Overflow: SELECT * # Replace the actual fields FROM posts WHERE (Id = {POST_ID}) OR (ParentId = {POST_ID}) ORDER BY ...
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Attempt to update profile picture triggers “email address already registered error” [duplicate]

When I try to update my StackExchange profile image I get the following error: Oops! There was a problem updating your profile: This email address is already registered. If it belongs to you, log ...
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Let new-comers know what they should know

I would like to focus two things here: Neither the Tour, nor Ask A Question, shows What the question poster should when someone answers their question? which most of the new comers often don't know ...
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Connect Stack Overflow

I already have a Stack Overflow account (logged with GitHub) and I saw I can use the Stack Exchange app to receive my notifications, so I have installed the app, but when I try to link, it made me a ...
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UI - Reputation graph has a smaller gap for a certain period of days

The gap between days is smaller for a certain period of days And it's reproducible in multiple user's graph Update Since it seems using the lib highcharts I searched one of their official demos ...
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How does comment hiding work on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I tried to find an answer to this question on meta. While I found several posts such as the following related to this topic, they do not accurately answer the specific question I have. Also, they are ...
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How to turn off the dark mode on Stack Overflow? [closed]

I recently enabled the new dark mode on stack overflow. However, I'm not too comfortable using it in the site in that look. Is there any way I can turn it off?
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so far all bounties I have been awarded I have gotten after the grace period, is this just coincidence? [duplicate]

I have recently won a few bounties on stackoverflow. (I knew I would get them because the awarders told me in the comment they would give them to me or had flagged the answer as right) I eventually ...
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Why didn't I get notification of this answer in my inbox? [duplicate]

I posted this question to SO recently and by chance I noticed I had an answer; however I only noticed this answer by chance - I never received a notification in my inbox like I always do. I thought I ...
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When did Stack Exchange debut?

https://stackoverflow.com/company says y'all started in 2008. https://stackexchange.com/about says y'all started in 2010. Which is correct?
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Long title in New Stack Overflow Feature dialog obscures close button

All Stack Overflow sites have an orange 'New' button next to the site logo in their top bar if there are new features to be discovered. If the title is too long, the close button (X) is hardly visible,...
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Code snippets goes blank if I click on them

I've recently noticed that if I click on the code snippets (even for scrolling horizontally), the code itslef goes blank. I'm actually accessing StackOverflow through Mozilla Firefox 72.0.2 (64-bit) ...
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Why do I not receive reputation for answering question? [closed]

I check Stack Overflow every day and one thing that surprised me is that the users do not upvote my answers or select my answer as The Answer when my answer is the solution. Am I missing something ...
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“Scripting the Future of Stack Overflow” blog post discussion on MSO

Our CEO just posted a blog post to kick off 2020 and reflect on his first 90 days. You can see his blog post here and his Meta Stack Overflow post here. Please follow the second link to engage with ...
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Why does the bounty notification seem like a question has answers when there aren't any answers? [duplicate]

Recently, I activated a bounty of 100 on one of my questions. The bounty grace period has now ended. Here is a link to my question: Stack_overflow_bounty_question. The notification of bounty appears ...
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Please don't let Stack Exchange die [closed]

With the recent flow of moderator resignations, I am quite worried. I have no right to be as I myself have made a couple of trash questions in the past, but I just feel like a lot of people have a ...
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Why some phrases auto recognised as tags and other not [duplicate]

In Stackoverflow when I search for angular it show me the tag [angular] and so I can follow it and when I search for vue or react it isn't. Angular search: Vue search: When I search for [vue] it is ...
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The problematic of inter-language migrating, the difficult of communication and my personal case

My case I originally posted my question at Portuguese Stack Overflow (PT-SO), but it was closed because it was out of the programming scope. The moderator advised me to post it on Super ...

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